Tagged: pga tour

Ken Duke Hangs Tough, Reaps Rewards on PGA Tour

by Jim Harris 4/21/2014 12:00 am

If a golfer hasn’t broken through with a first PGA Tour victory by age 44, it’s unlikely to happen these days, what with all the up-and-coming young whippersnappers with their monstrous drives and steely nerves. But Ken Duke, who had three career, second-place finishes on Tour, persevered and earned that victory, beating Chris Stroud in a two-hole playoff.

Video: Arkansas' Ken Duke Earns $1.1 Million With First PGA Tour Victory

by Chris Bahn 6/24/2013 9:59 am

Pro golfer Ken Duke keeps getting better with age. Duke, 44, won his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. With the 2013 Travelers Championship victory came a $1.1 million payout. Includes video.

Jim's Notebook: Rejuvenated John Daly Needs 13th Or Better Finish at Wyndham

by Jim Harris 8/16/2012 3:01 pm

With strong finishes in his last two tournaments and with a season that's only had two missed cuts, Dardanelle's John Daly has put himself in position to make golf's post-season, the FedEx Cup, and secure a PGA Tour card for 2013. The only drawback for Daly is that he needs a 13th or better finish in this week's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., to crack the No. 125 mark and play in the FedEx Cup.

Jim's Notebook: McEnroe Visits Burns Park; Daly Rocks At Reno Open; Childs Waived

by Jim Harris 8/6/2012 2:15 pm

Jim Harris previews Patrick McEnroe's visit to North Little Rock, updates Greg Childs' post-injury status in Minnesota and reviews John Daly's big weekend at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

Jim Harris: LPGA's Tournament in Rogers Has An Amazing Field

by Jim Harris 6/27/2012 3:14 pm

That's why the LPGA's Northwest Arkansas Classic (presented by Wal-Mart) has the best field that could be assembled in all of golf. If they wanted to call it an LPGA major, they could — it has that great an assemblage of talent, starting with the one-two punch of Yani Tseng and our own Stacy Lewis.

Ken Duke Has Big Reason To Dance

by Chris Bahn 4/16/2012 12:00 am

Duke is looking to the April 30 Ken Duke Charity Classic at Maumelle Country Club. Duke was raising money for causes, including an indoor practice facility at HSU, First Tee of Little Rock and the Spine Institute.

Bryce Molder Tackles Swing, Savoring Solid Start

by Chris Bahn 4/16/2012 12:00 am

Molder, the Conway native now living and training in Scottsdale, Ariz., certainly seems to be playing with confidence. His first six tournaments of 2012 included four Top 20 finishes and a seventh-place to open the year at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

Jim's Notebook: Malzahn, Red Wolves Take Show to YouTube

by Jim Harris 4/10/2012 3:15 pm

New Arkansas State football coach Gus Malzahn and returning senior quarterback Ryan Aplin made the media rounds in Little Rock on Tuesday, ostensibly to promote Saturday's Red-Black Game in Jonesboro but to also talk about the overall program now that it's under Malzahn's direction. Accompanying them was a videographer, Nathan Brooks. ASU is taking fans inside the Malzahn program through a YouTube-based video series entitled "Red Wolves Revival."

Conway's Bryce Molder Goes Overtime For First PGA Tour Win

by Jim Harris 10/10/2011 7:29 am

Bryce Molder had to sink a 12-foot put on No. 18 to get into a playoff, then went six holes with Briny Baird at CordaValle in St. Martin, Calif., to determine which one would finally win his first PGA Tour event. It was Molder, who developed his game as a youth at Chenal Country Club under the tutelage of Dan Snider, who took home the trophy and the biggest check of his life in winning the Frys.com Open on Sunday.

Jim Harris' Golf Notebook: 'Hidden' Hickory Creek; Arkansans Fare Decently At St. Jude First Round

by Jim Harris 6/10/2011 9:08 am

Veteran Central Arkansas pro Rocky Mantooth could have easily named his golf course Hidden Creek, rather than Hickory Creek - at least we had not found it until last week. It's worth searching out and discovering a nice spot for the family to play golf.

Harris: Pampered Pro Sports Stars Should Get No Sympathy

by Jim Harris 5/25/2011 3:10 pm

What's been fun about watching Dirk Nowitzki during the Dallas Mavericks' run in the NBA Playoffs is that you see an amazing 7-foot athlete giving his all and, at least from this viewpoint, you never think about the fact he makes thousands of dollars a minute for his efforts. He may or may not be another of the spoiled and over-pampered pro athletes off the court, but on it we know he's earning whatever the game's better players should make.

Jim's Notebook: First Monk Wade Tourney a Rousing Success; Daly Swinging Again

by Jim Harris 5/17/2011 2:50 pm

Charles "Monk" Wade always appreciated when an Arkansas State Golf Association tournament went off with few if any hitches. He would have been proud of his namesake event at the First Tee of Central Arkansas last weekend.

Jim's Rain-Soaked Notebook: Ken Duke Moves Charity Tourney; Travs Endure 7th Rainout

by Jim Harris 5/2/2011 2:25 pm

With part of Maumelle Country Club's golf course under water during the weekend and the rain continuing in the area, it was easy for organizers of the Ken Duke Charity Classic to move their event, planned for Monday, to June 6.